Monday, August 30, 2010

"The Hive"

Hey Ya'll I dunno if you have heard about the "The Hive"
But I just love it scoot on over and check it out!
If you want to take your crafty networking to the next level by joining The Hive. Step outside your comfort zone,Take a peek at world and trade tips with others,

With over 50 different categories to browse, you’ll be bursting with ideas. Having your own blog is not required, but if you do have one and decide to link it to The Hive, your blog posts will automatically show up for other's to read.
Show off your projects and get inspired by networking with crafters, artists and industry professionals. Be among the first to know about new products from retailers and manufacturers on The Hive. Check it out now at CreatingTheHive.com

The Hive is a dynamic social community designed to help provide a connection between everyone in the arts, crafts and hobby industry. Whether you are a manufacturer, professional artist, hobbyist, retailer or consumer, you have a voice.
By providing a place for everyone to grow, build a community of like inspired enthusiasts and connect creators to consumers our hope is that we continue to strengthen and grow the industry as a whole.

I have had allot fun connecting with new artists and visiting with many I know!! As always sharing some fun with some old friends. Come on and join me. And don't forget to "follow me" so I can see that you have arrived and "follow" you to :)

http://creatingthehive.com


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pumpkin Annie

I hope you like my Pumpkin Annie!
She is already for Halloween and going Trick-er-Treating!
I created her from a pattern by: Homespum from the Heart
Called Boo Crew

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Working on a Face


I am still working tada! Face slowly coming along!


Ghoultide Gathering

Ghoultide Gathering - A Halloween Artist Spectacular Home : Craft Shows, Fairs, and Events : MichiganAdd-as-event-attendeeLogo for Ghoultide Gathering - A Halloween Artist SpectacularGhoultide Gathering - A Halloween Artist SpectacularGeneral Crafts4th Annual Halloween Only Art Show Featuring The Most Celebrated Artists
Start DateOct, 02, 2010End DateOct, 02, 2010Hours9 am to 2 pmEstimated AttendanceAll are welcome!
Admission Price$5 at the door LocationMill Race Village215 GriswoldNorthville, Michigan 48167 Contact NameScott SmithContact Phone269-553-1852Contact Emailrucusstudio@gmail.comWebsitehttp://www.ghoultidegathering.com Share More InformationA collective of twenty-three artists has been assembled for the fourth annual art show known as Ghoultide Gathering - A Halloween Artists Spectacular. This one day event will take place on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, in Mill Race Village, located at 215 Griswold, Northville, MI 48167. Admission is $5 at the gate and runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Juried artists work to create spooktacular collections to charm and sell at this Halloween-only show. Using both traditional and non-traditional mediums, their visions of Halloween offer a spellbinding take on the season that has fascinated many since childhood.
Ghoultide Gathering is a favored show for satisfying the increasing demand for distinct Halloween-themed art. The allure of finding original and one-of-a-kind Halloween artwork from celebrated artists, attracts collectors and admirers nationwide. Devoted patrons arrive early and shop the wondrous selection, meet their favorite artists, and mingle with like-minded friends.
Glowing shades of autumn leaves create a vibrant backdrop to the show site, Mill Race Village, a city treasure and home to the Northville Historical Society. Ghoultide Gathering will occupy three historic buildings in the village to showcase the talented artisans and their spirited handcrafted wares being offered for sale.
The city of Northville enchants visitors with it's small town feel, inviting boutiques and tempting restaurants. Located just minutes from the Detroit International Airport, Northville is a convenient travel destination. Autumn in Michigan offers great sightseeing and vacationing opportunities, such as the great lakes, museums and fall color tours, just to name a few.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sasha Again

Well here is Sasha again, And it is Monday , I got to work more on her today!
She still isn't finished, I hope to finish her tomorrow.
So far Sasha has a nice full skirt on her dress , and of course her pantaloons!

She has really neat shoes along with her pretty striped legs!
Ya know it's funny how creating any thing as long as your creating can be a therapy of sorts
As I have been working on my Sasha I have been going through a bit of a hard time.
I know we all have problems from time to time , so I won't bore you with the details, It has been rough two weeks ,
I just pored my self in to my dolls, Sketching ideas, Thinking of new patterns and new classes. Also researching new techniques and tools,
Did I feel like it, At first absolutely not, Asking my self why am I wasting my time.
Thank God the thoughts of creating my dolls would not give up,
After the first 4 -5 days of just making my self do it.
I slowly felt my spirits lifting back up, and The fabrics and colors started to excite me once again
I truly Thank God for my desire to create dolls, Seems no matter where I am in life Good Times and Bad Times my dolls are always waiting for me to create them , even when I don't feel like it, They just wait patiently, I know God answered my prayers and renewed my creative spirit!I am much stronger and God blessed me with some awesome creative ideas too!
Sasha is special to me because she was there waiting for me, Through her , God showed how God can heal even a broken heart by being creative!
I will finish Sasha tomorrow and post her finished photos
Hugs to All Sherrie





Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sasha

FINALLY! After what seems like it has been FOR-EVER of no creative juices all the sudden their flowing again !! Thank You God !!!
I have some wonderful exciting new ideas I have been busy drawing and writing them down WhOooHoo! I am starting out with my "Sasha" It will be Monday before I can work on her more. Week -Ends I always keep open for my Hubby and Family and Friends.
But I feel like it is Christmas and can't wait for Monday to get here. Sasha is just in the very beginning stages, I will post finished pictures of her when she is totally finished!! But I had to share about feeling the creative juices once again!!!!

Sasha with no hair..Actually I like her with out hair , after seeing her here, You know posting pictures of your faces, creations during their creating stages for me gives a good like second person look kinda view.I really recommend doing it, you can always delete them.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PanPastel "New"artists quality pastels



I am so excited, Today I took the leap and bought a set of these "New"artists quality pastels I have been reading about them for some time, I also have seen art work created using the "PanPastel" It is just dreamy!! LOVE how you can blend and use layers!
I will be using the PanPastel for my doll faces and more:)
is a Product Description
PanPastel Artist Painting PastelsPanPastel Colors are genuine artists quality pastels uniquely packed in a pan format; available in a range of 60 colors.
PanPastel Colors were developed so that artists can easily lift apply and control pastel color just like true painting!
The pan format holds the color like paint for easy application.Loaded with the highest quality artists pigments;

PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers resulting in a rich ultra soft and low dust formulation.

All of these professional quality colors are highly pigmented have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Each pan contains 35% more material than the average pastel stick; based on a survey of leading brands.

PanPastel Colors are fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks pastel surfaces conventional fixatives and other artists colors.
The sets of twenty Pan Pastels come with the colors stacked together along with seven cups that hold sponge applicators.
The Pan Pastel Painting Set of Twenty is an assorted color set;
it contains:100.5 Titanium White220.5 Hansa Yellow250.5 Diarylide Yellow270.5 Yellow Ochre280.5 Orange340.5 Permanent Red380.5 Red Iron Oxide 430.5 Magenta470.5 Violet520.5 Ultramarine Blue560.5 Phthalo Blue580.5 Turquoise620.5 Phthalo Green640.5 Permanent Green680.5 Bright Yellow Green740.5 Burnt Sienna780.5 Raw Umber800.5 Black820.5 Neutral Grey840.3 Paynes Grey2 x Sofft Knives 10 x Sofft Covers3 x Sofft Mini Applicator2 x Sofft Sponge Bars

here to watch the VIDEO
Learn how to use PanPastel Colors & Sofft Tools using these instructional videos
Double click on a screen to increase size.
http://www.panpastel.com/learn.html

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog Party


Blog Party, "Where Country Folk Create" will take place August 15Th-21st. During this time you'll have the opportunity to visit the blogs listed below and gain a little insight into the wonderful world of country crafting!
This is as you walk into my studio/sewing room.
It may not be the fanciestomm around, But it is totally functional and well organized!
After 10 years of going from garage to undeerr the bed to the dining and mes just strung from room to room back to the dining room, I finally have a room that even has my TV with a VCR and Computer and all at hands reach is my patterns and all sewing supplies!!
I am so blessed to have a huge wonderful window which allows allot of natural light!!
from behind where I sit
looking across from my work table.
every thing is labled I can see exactly where every thing is.

All is in arms reach

sewing machine and TV and Computer
inside closet doors is all my fabric on sheleves


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Summer in Florida

working in the yard today,Summer here in Florida has been brutal with heat and thunder storms
Weird thing is our Mulberry tree is acting like it is October one of the few tress here in Florida that does turn yellow, and looses it's leaves . Here in August the tree is beginning to turn yellow slowly and loosing it's leaves, Mother Nature is all mixed up!

still looks green with a tinge of yellow. MAYBE cooler weather is on it's way by the middle of next month? Sounds Good:)




Sunday, August 01, 2010

Down The Primitive Path"Premiere" Issue

August 1st for the release of Our Very 1st issue ( Premiere ) its amazing and you won't want to miss it.. http://downtheprimitivepath.com

A Primitive Journey: Local Chapters Forming


A Primitive Journey: Local Chapters Forming
Diane, of A Primitive Journey forum, is organizing APJ local chapters in major cities across the US (and internationally) The purpose of these chapters is to bring together gals who love the same things ( prims / antiques) for friendship, networking, and lots of fun.. all the details are posted on the forum
http://aprimitivejourney.proboards.com/If you are interested in joining a local chapter or know someone who would enjoy it, stop on over and sign up on the APJ forum and then check for the thread that explains all about the local chapters
This is an awesome opportunity to meet other prim like minded ladies right there in your own communities, the meets will be held the 3rd Saturday of every month and the National Convention will be Held EVERY August starting in 2011

First Of The Month Awesome Reads!

I always look forward to the First and 15th of each month to go and drool and visit some of my favorite groups, Here I am sharing with you the FIRST of the month !!! Hugs Sherrie
Lemon Poppy Seeds is an exclusive gathering of Artisans and Crafters who create simple or early Primitives, Extreme Primitive Crafts, Primitive Folk Art and Collectibles, and an awesome collection of primitive portraits, primitive furniture, antique Primitives and primitive reproductions as well!
We also have Extreme Primitive Pattern section

http://todwellinprimitivethymes.blogspot.com/

EHAG Artist group http://ehagart.blogspot.com/ EHAG, the premiere online Halloween Art group! Founded in April 2006, we are a gathering of professional Halloween artists and collectors whose work celebrates the magic of All Hallows Eve, all year

The EHAG~Emporium has opened ! http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/ EHAG Emporium, the premiere online Halloween Art group's selling site! The Eclectic Halloween Artists Group was founded in April 2006, and we are a gathering of professional Halloween artists and collectors whose work celebrates the magic of All Hallows Eve, all year.